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Keyboard shortcuts in iTaskX on Mac

Using keyboard shortcuts (combinations of keys you press at the same time), you can quickly complete many tasks such as pasting, editing, etc.
Most menu options include their keyboard shortcuts, where the symbol represents a modifier key on your keyboard.
The most important modifier key symbols are listed in the table below.

Modifier key Symbol
COMMAND
SHIFT
ALT
CTRL
RETURN
TAB

Keyboard shortcuts

General
Action Shortcut
New document (open template chooser) COMMAND-N
Open document COMMAND-O
Close document COMMAND-W
Save COMMAND-S
Save as COMMAND-ALT-S
Duplicate SHIFT-COMMAND-S
Undo the last action COMMAND-Z
Redo the last action SHIFT-COMMAND-Z
Cut COMMAND-X
Copy COMMAND-C
Paste COMMAND-V
Select all COMMAND-A
Delete COMAND-BACKSPACE
Print COMMAND-P
Edit project options COMMAND-J
Edit working-times COMMAND-K
Edit view options and styles COMMAND-B
Go to (Scrolls the selected entry into view) ALT-COMMAND-T
Scroll view to the top PAGE UP
Scroll view to the bottom PAGE DOWN
Zoom timeline in COMMAND-+
Zoom timeline out COMMAND--
Show the preferences window COMMAND-,
Hide iTaskX COMMAND-H
Remove filter ALT-COMMAND-A
Fit heights of all rows COMMAND-R
Enter full screen CTRL-COMMAND-F
Minimize a window COMMAND-M
Show previous tab CTRL-SHIFT-TAB
Show next tab CTRL-TAB
Open iTaskX help COMMAND-?
Work in Table Fields
Action Shortcut
Edit table field ALT-RETURN
Insert line break when editing text in a field ALT-RETURN
Move one character to the left LEFT ARROW
Move one character to the right RIGHT ARROW
Move to the line above UP ARROW
Move to the line below DOWN ARROW
Move to the beginning of the current or previous word ALT-LEFT ARROW
Move to the end of the current word ALT-RIGHT ARROW
Move to the beginning of the current text area COMMAND-UP ARROW
Move to the bottom of the current text area COMMAND-DOWN ARROW
Select a word DOUBLE LEFT CLICK
Select a paragraph TRIPLE LEFT CLICK on the PARAGRAPH
Select all objects and text COMMAND-A
Extend the text selection Click in the text, then SHIFT-CLICK in another location in the text
Extend the selection one character to the right SHIFT-RIGHT ARROW
Extend the selection one character to the left SHIFT-LEFT ARROW
Extend the selection to the end of the current line SHIFT-COMMAND-RIGHT ARROW
Extend the selection to the beginning of the current line SHIFT-COMMAND-LEFT ARROW
Extend the selection to the line above SHIFT-UP ARROW
Extend the selection to the line below SHIFT-DOWN ARROW
Extend the selection to the beginning of the current paragraph ALT-SHIFT-UP ARROW
Extend the selection to the end of the current paragraph ALT-SHIFT-DOWN ARROW
Extend the selection to the end of the text SHIFT-END
Open emoji & symbols window CTRL-COMMAND-SPACE
Set value and jump to the next field TAB
Work with tables
Action Shortcut
Open context menu CTRL-CLICK or RIGHT CLICK
Select multiple tasks or resources Hold down the COMMAND key and click on the line number
Select multiple tasks or resources with no gaps Select with pressed SHIFT key and click on the line number
Add task or resource above the selected one CTRL-SHIFT-RETURN
Add task or resource below the selected one CTRL-RETURN
Indent tasks COMMAND-RIGHT ARROW
Outdent tasks COMMAND-LEFT ARROW
Expand summary task COMMAND-DOWN ARROW
Collapse summary task COMMAND-UP ARROW
Expand all summary tasks ALT-COMMAND-DOWN ARROW
Collapse all summary tasks ALT-COMMAND-UP ARROW
Link tasks or summaries COMMAND-L
Remove link from tasks or summaries ALT-COMMAND-L
Split tasks ALT-COMMAND-S
Show project information ALT-COMMAND-I
Show entry information COMMAND-I
Show resources and resource assignments SHIFT-COMMAND-I
Find text COMMAND-F
Find next occurrence of the find text COMMAND-G
Find previous occurrence of the find text SHIFT-COMMAND-G
Select row line (field is selected) ALT-DOWN ARROW
Select entire row above selected row (the entire row is selected) ALT-UP ARROW
Select entire row below selected row (the entire row is selected) ALT-DOWN ARROW
Select further rows (the entire row is selected) SHIFT-UP ARROW or SHIFT-DOWN ARROW
Select further fields (field is selected) SHIFT-ANY ARROW KEY
Select entire table COMMAND-A
Delete line or field BACKSPACE
Jump to the next field TAB
Select previous field SHIFT-TAB
Select field below RETURN
Select field above SHIFT-RETURN
Select field left, right, above or below ANY ARROW KEY
Fit heights of all rows COMMAND-R
Enter task durations

In the „Name” field, type a task name and in the „Duration” field, enter the time required to complete the task, as a number followed by „m” for minutes, „h” for hours, „d” for days, „w” for weeks or „mo” for months.

Elapsed time
In iTaskX it is possible to model duration in terms of „elapsed” duration. Elapsed duration is used when a task’s duration needs to disregard any „nonworking time” or resource constraints. For example, if you need a task to be scheduled over 10 consecutive days including weekends and ignoring resource availability you could set the duration to „10 ed”. An example where this feature is particularly useful is when you are modeling delays or „lags” in iTaskX. A „lag” is used to model an external delay. For example, „Waiting for a package to be delivered” or „Waiting for paint to dry”. Neither of these activities require any „work effort” but they do affect the duration of the project. So if you are waiting for a task such as „Paint to dry” before you can „Apply second Coat” you can make use of the elapsed days to model this delay or „lag” as the paint can dry regardless of whether it is the weekend or if it falls on a holiday. To create elapsed durations, enter the time required to complete the task, as a number followed by „em” for elapsed minutes, „eh” for elapsed hours, „ed” for elapsed days, „ew” for elapsed weeks or „emo” for elapsed months.

Hint
Pressing the ALT key when selecting menus causes optional commands to appear. For example, in the File menu, instead of „Duplicate” „Save As...” is displayed, or if you press the ALT key when assigning resources, a dialog with extensive options for assigning resources appears.